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I was on Studio 512 this month (TWICE)!

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I was on Studio 512 this month (TWICE)!

Hey! Whew, we're already at the end of February. I don't know where time is going, but it's certainly not slowing down. So much has happened in this short month. We've launched a men's collection, we tried Valentine gift bundles for the first time, AND we finished our workshop space and hosted our first workshops. But perhaps the most exciting was being featured on KXAN's Studio 512—twice in one month.The first time was by complete surprise. Lindsey Pinchuk is an award-winning entrepreneur and business consultant. As part of her Black History Month Spotlight on black-owned small businesses, Lindsey gave a...

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Shopkeeper's Diary #1 - Workin' on the Workshop Room

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Shopkeeper's Diary #1 - Workin' on the Workshop Room

  Hey there, it's Sean, checking in with our new shopkeeper's diary series. Shopkeeper's diary is a behind-the-scenes series that takes you through some of the work that went into making the shop AND some of our day-to-day activities. For this first diary, I wanted to show you the efforts we've made to get workshops up and running. That's right; we're now hosting workshops and other events. Some will even be hosted by yours truly. You can see more details at neworigin.shop.  For now, let's take a look at how things came together. So the first thing we needed was a space for...

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Meet The Maker: Shamese Shular - Owner of Artisaan

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Meet The Maker: Shamese Shular - Owner of Artisaan

Just because we've opened up a new physical location of New Origin Shop, doesn't mean we don't have time to talk to our favorite makers. You couldn't keep us from the Meet The Maker series for too long! This time, we're talking to Shamese Shular, the owner of Artisaan. You may know her from her beautiful notebooks and bookmarks in the Stationed by Hand section of our shop. She's been up to some exciting changes for her brand, so let's catch up with Shamese.             So, our customers may know your brand as “Stationed By...

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OMG. New Origin Shop's First Physical Location is Now Open!

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OMG. New Origin Shop's First Physical Location is Now Open!

  Pinch me. I still can't believe it. I've wanted to own my own boutique ever since I was a kid and today I can say that I've achieved that dream! New Origin Shop's (first) physical location is now open at the Hill Country Galleria Mall just outside of Austin, TX.    New Origin Shop: 12921 Hill Country BLVD STE. D2-110, Bee Cave, TX 78738   It's been a long 58 days to build out the store (yes, I counted). But every second was worth it because I absolutely love how everything turned out. But I didn't do this alone. Let...

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I'm Opening New Origin Shop's First Physical Location!

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I'm Opening New Origin Shop's First Physical Location!

Oh hey, blog! I know, I know—it's been awhile. I've been busy in the best way—I'm opening up New Origin Shop's first brick and mortar store!. That's right, now when someone asks me if I have a physical location, I can say "Yes, at the Hill Country Galleria Mall!" I can't believe I'm holding the key to New Origin Shop's physical store Yes, we're opening up at the Hill Country Galleria Mall, in the Austin area in September 2021. I'm not going through this alone, though. I'm launching the store along with my brother Fred, the owner of Soul Rebel Jewelry....

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